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National Key Resource Centres (KRCs)

About National Key Resource Centres (KRCs)

In order to address emerging issues and challenges in water supply sector, it is necessary that the capacity of different stakeholders should be strengthened to enable them to play their role and shoulder their responsibilities effectively. There is need to bridge the knowledge and information gaps to enable stakeholders to dovetail local knowledge and traditional wisdom in ensuring safe drinking water to all on long‐term basis.

Therefore it is important to build a multi-level cadre of motivated, skilled and trained personnel in rural water supply sector so as to deal with challenges such as sustainability of sources; financial and institutional issue; water quality; interventions required in the field and operation and maintenance of water supply systems etc.

In order to achieve the above mentioned objective, Institutions of high repute and experience engaged in working on these areas are engaged by the Ministry in imparting training and in other activities to build capacities of different stakeholders, as Key Resource Centres (KRCs). These institutes will be involved in capacity building, reorientation of different stakeholders, disseminating knowledge and information, documenting best practices, etc. So for the Ministry has approved 16 Institutes as KRCs